Laura joined the Center as the Development Associate in August 2019, then became the Grants Manager in October 2020. Drawn to the Center’s commitment to providing transformative reentry services for women, Laura is excited to offer her creative energies to the development team. Laura grew up in Pennsylvania. She then went on to study history and gender studies at Goshen College in Indiana, graduating in 2017. Prior to joining the Center, Laura worked on a global advocacy campaign for land rights at Habitat for Humanity International and helped create a sexual violence prevention education program at her college. A mid-westerner at heart, Laura loves living in St. Louis with her close friends and dog.